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Registered Veterinary Nurse - The Pet Hospital

The Role

The Pet Hospital in Waterford has an amazing opportunity for an RVN to join their expanding team at The Pet Hospital in Waterford.

This position would suit both experienced and newly graduated nurses. General nursing duties and consults are included in this role with rotations of theatre and inpatient nursing also. There is some light reception work involved from time to time within this role. The Hospital is well equipped with state-of-the-art digital x-ray, ultrasound, gas anaesthesia, capnography, full in-house laboratory and a comprehensive range of medications. At present we have a cohesive team of 4 vets, 3 nurses and 2 support staff; and we are looking forward to welcoming a fourth nurse to our team.

The working hours are Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm. A typical day is divided between surgery and clinic with a break from 1 to 2 for lunch. There is no OOH or on call in this role.

Salary is up to €35,000 and dependent on experience level. 

About Us

The Pet Hospital is a dedicated small animal Veterinary Hospital located in the heart of Waterford City overlooking the Peoples Park and within half an hour’s drive of some of the most beautiful beaches and mountain landscapes in Ireland. We have two fully equipped consultation rooms with a dispensary conveniently placed between them. Supported by our amazing Vets, our nursing team can utilize their practical skills and reach their full potential in a calm and supportive atmosphere. We are passionate about animal care and our skilled team of veterinary surgeons and nurses are dedicated to providing the highest quality care for your animals. Founded in 1998, The Pet Hospital is a leading small animal veterinary hospital based in Waterford, providing the highest quality of animal care to pets across the south east for over 23 years .

About the Team and Culture

We have a team of 4 vets, 3 nurses and are hoping to expand this team to cope with the ever-increasing demand for veterinary services in Waterford city. Supporting this medical team, we have 2 receptionists that keep the clinic running smoothly.

Applicant Requirements

The candidate must be an RVN registered with the VCI and eligible to work in Ireland. You would need to be able towork as part of a cohesive team and have good communication skills.

Benefits - Subject to Pro Rata

We recognise that our people are fundamental to the success of our business. Investing in our staff, premises and processes is at the heart of what we do. In addition to a competitive salary, you will also benefit from:

  • Work Life Balance
    • 22 days Annual Leave (subject to pro rata)
    • Birthday Leave
  • Focus on Employee Wellbeing
    • Paid Maternity Leave Package
    • Paid Paternity Leave
    • Cycle to Work Scheme
    • EAP and wellbeing centre access
    • Paid Bereavement Leave
    • Company Sick Pay
  • Development
    • €600 annual CPD allowance with 3 days paid pro rata
    • Bespoke Graduate Nurse Academy, Nurse Evolve and many more in-house academies
    • Leadership Academy for all our future leaders, including Head Nurses and Practice Managers
    • Career Progression Opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical
  • Professional Memberships
    • VCI membership paid
    • VDS cover paid
  • Additional Benefits
    • Annual Pay Reviews
    • Pawesome Benefits – various discounts including retail and virtual gym
    • Employee Pension Contributions
    • Discounted Staff Pet Veterinary Fees
    • Sponsorship for overseas employees
    • Relocation Packages
    • Free Flu Jabs
    • Opportunity to join company programmes (LGBTQ+, Wellbeing champions, Nurses committee, Clinical Board and many more)

As a BAME and LGBTQIA+ inclusive employer, we are keen to hear from candidates from all minority and diverse groups. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are keen to hear from candidates with disabilities and long-term health conditions and would be happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments needed during the recruitment process.

If this position is of interest to you then please get in touch.

Any questions before applying?

Speak to Shónagh Dawson from our recruitment team who would be happy to help you with any questions you have before applying for this role.

Shónagh Dawson RVN

Talent Partner


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